Bermudagrass Seed Production

Agricultural pest management

Special Weed Problems

(Reviewed 1/07, updated 6/09)

In this Guideline: More about weeds in bermudagrass seed production:

In bermudagrass production, canarygrass, summer grasses, nutsedge, and wild oats are generally the most common and problematic weeds. Sulfuron herbicide options for these weeds are very limited, so planting bermudagrass in fields infested with any of these weeds is likely to be a poor investment. Paraquat and diquat can provide some control of wild oats and canarygrass, but timing is critical for success. Control is best when weeds are in the seedling stage.



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UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Bermudagrass Seed Production
UC ANR Publication 3472


B. Tickes, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yuma County, AZ
C.A. Wilen, UC IPM Statewide Program, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County
Acknowledgment for contributions to Weeds:
C. E. Bell, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County

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